Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Our baby girl turned 2 on Sunday!!!!

We celebrated by taking a family vacation to San Diego over the weekend. We left Saturday morning and stayed in Coronado Island coming home late Monday night. It was all about BROOKLYN all weekend long. Seaport Village, shopping, Seaworld, swimming (thankfully in a heated pool since it was only mid 60s), and beach fun! Brett and I love going to Coronado when we visit San Diego and this was our 2nd trip to the Loews Resort. We stayed there last year as well. Brooklyn enjoyed her actual birthday on Sunday. We went to Seaworld, Brett took her swimming that afternoon, and that evening we sang her Happy Birthday as she enjoyed her special pink strawberry cupcake. She even opened up a few presents that night. A new barbie, and cooking toys for her new Kitchen set she got later when we came home from out trip. I think Brett and I may have been even more excited to celebrate her birthday then she even was. We get sooo tickled by seeing her so excited over everything and anything that day. The treats, the animals at seaworld, the gifts, swimming.... She loves to say "wow" over all the new and exciting things and her expression is just priceless. Absolutely melts our hearts.

This is what our baby girl has accomplished over the past year.
-up to 24.8 lbs in weight (still hanging at 25th percentile)
-33.5 inches tall (25-50th percentile)
-traveled to Florida
-traveled to San Diego
-visited Disneyworld
-played at Seaworld
-touched the waters of the Gulf of Mexico as well as Pacific Ocean
-Welcomed a new baby sister
-when her sister cries she goes up to her and says, "was a madder purdy guurhl?" (what's a matter pretty girl?"
-loves her classes she takes at the Chandler Rec Center
-loves to dance and has dance parties in the kitchen with Mommy
-can and will repeat anything you say
-knows all the colors of the rainbow and then some, although doesn't quite name them appropriately ALL the time, but is definitely not color blind because she likes to color coordinate her toys and lines them up accordingly.
-can say all her numbers, but not necessarily in the correct order :)
-tells you she is "two" when you ask how old she is and holds up the peace sign with her fingers to show you.
-knows most all major common zoo/farm animal and the sounds it makes
-favorite Nickelodeon characters are Dora and Kai-lan
-favorite Disney characters are the Little Mermaid and Lilo & Stitch, but Pinnochio is coming up close to taking a front seat in the favorite department.
-can climb the stairs independently
-her BFF is still Deuce, but they have a rocky love hate relationship...Brooklyn's learned how to effectively yell at him when he gets into something he's not supposed to, especially her meals and tells him to go outside. She loves to give him a hard time as well and chases after him giggling saying "i'm gonna getcha!"
-she gravitates towards anything and everything puppy
-meal times are hit or miss. Typical Toddler can't got wrong with blueberries though! This girl will eat blueberries for every meal if you let her.
-can use a spoon and fork, but would much rather eat with her fingers.
-started the potty training process.
-sleeps in her crib in her room from about 830-930 at night til about 730 til 8 am
-takes one afternoon nap
-had 2 minor illnesses (an ear infection requiring antibiotics and periorbital cellulitus)
-identifies all major modes of transportation correctly (car, bus, truck, train, boat, plane, and helicopter), but is funny when she does so because she'll point and say "was at? (what's that?)" and will answer her own question, followed by the sound it makes.
-loves walking into a new place and sayin, "sooo beautiful"
-will pet deuce and say "sooo cute"
-tries to be as independent as mommy and daddy will allow her to, refusing to sit in a stroller, refusing to hold our hand while walking, wants to buckle herself into the car seat, etc....
-plays hide and seek whenever mommy or daddy come home.
-tells us, "bye, c yah!, lub you" when we leave the house.
-when we pull into a Chase parking lot, she says, "Daddy working?"
-she's had one haircut, and hated it!
-sings along to itsy bitsy spider, the wheels on the bus, and I have 2 hands...
-scowls to any adult stranger, especically males.
-can do a somersault with assistance
-can walk the balance beam
-loves screaming "arms up" when we take any major bumps or hills whle driving (like it's a roller coaster ride)
-gives the best hugs
-throws out flying kisses.
-is perfect in everyway!!!

I unfortunately don't have any pictures loaded up yet to the computer. I have alot of pictures from the past week to catch up on. I'm no longer a mommy in the club of
"2 under 2" and I'm thinking that this new club I have entered "2 kiddos, 2 and under" might be a little bit more time consuming. I've had lots to do with packing for our trip (it's amazing all the stuff you have to think about and load up for a 2 day weekend getaway when you little ones...thankfully we have an armada to fit it all in) as well as clean, work full time, and play with my little ones, and get some good quality time with the Hubbie. I did capture all these great and wonderful moments on film that I can't wait to share with everyone....

1 comment:

John, Erin, Jaxon and Maxdyn said...

Happy Birthday Brooklyn! Have so enjoyed watching you grow!